Category Archives: Astrostays

Unlocking Science – Astrostays Featured in International Science Council Series

Astrostays unlocking science series

The International Science Council has featured the Astrostays project in its Unlocking Science series, produced by BBC Storyworks Commercial Productions. Unlocking Science is a new series presented by the International Science Council (ISC) and produced by BBC Storyworks commercial productions. The series explores what science is doing to address the challenges of global sustainability. It […]

New Astrostays Established At A Buddhist Monastery

astrostays at monastery

The latest Astrostays has been established at the Phyang Monastery in Ladakh, India by OAD’s implementation partner, the Global Himalayan Expedition. Astrostays utilize astronomy as a tool for community development. Through astro-tourism, they generate economic revenue and other benefits for rural/remote regions with access to clear night skies. As a tourism offering, they engage visitors […]

Astrotourism for Community Development – Call for Collaboration

Astrotourism for Community Development project implemented in India in collaboration with Mountain Homestays and Global Himalayan Expedition

As the tourism sector recovers from the global pandemic, astrotourism offers new opportunities for both the industry and local communities. The IAU OAD strives to work with astronomy and tourism players to create benefits for rural communities. The world was ill-prepared for the human, economic, and social havoc wreaked by the global COVID-19 pandemic. One […]